Predicate: engineer

Roleset id: engineer.01 , make, devise, with some difficulty, planning technically, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

engineer.01: ENGINEER-V NOTES: Arg numbering dictated by comparison with 'create'; args 2 (sourcematerial) and 3 (benefactive) may appear with more examples. We might as well tag these adjectives now. (from engineer.01-v) ENGINEERING-N NOTES: Added by Julia based on BOLT, engineer.01. No corresponding VNcls. (from engineering.01-n)


engineering (n.)
engineer (v.)


        arg2 added due to usage particular to nominalization. (from engineering.01-n)
        Arg0-PAG: engineer
        Arg1-PPT: engineered
        Arg2-VSP: specific aspect of arg1 being engineered, if in addition to arg1
        Arg3-MNR: source material, if in addition to arg1
        Arg4-PRD: attribute/purpose of arg1

Example: ordinary transitive

        person: third,  tense: present,  aspect: perfect,  voice: active,  form: participle

        Mr. Hahn also has engineered a surprising turnaround of Georgia-Pacific.

        Arg0: Mr. Hahn
        Argm-dis: also
        Rel: engineered
        Arg1: a surprising turnaround of Georgia-Pacific

Example: with 2dy attribute

        person: ns,  tense: present,  aspect: ns,  voice: passive,  form: participle

        Capitalism-1 may now be engineered *trace*-1 to withstand sudden shocks, but there are fault lines -- the crisis in profits, the assault on wages, the structural inequity of the system -- that make fools of those who claim that the future is here and that history is over.

        Argm-mod: may
        Argm-tmp: now
        Rel: engineered
        Arg1: *trace*
        Arg4: to withstand sudden shocks

Example: adjectival, sorry

        person: ns,  tense: ns,  aspect: ns,  voice: passive,  form: participle

        Mr. Robinson of Delta& Pine, the seed producer in Scott, Miss., said Plant Genetic's success in creating genetically engineered male steriles doesn't automatically mean it would be simple to create hybrids in all crops.

        Argm-mnr: genetically
        Rel: engineered
        Arg1: steriles

Example: just arg1

        person: ns,  tense: ns,  aspect: ns,  voice: ns,  form: ns

        At a stroke , by taxing dividends he destroyed private pensions , costing countless trillions , but benefiting the treasury a few billion which he whizzed away on social engineering .

        Arg1: social
        Rel: engineering

Example: args 1 and 2

        person: ns,  tense: ns,  aspect: ns,  voice: ns,  form: ns

        Yet opponents fear it will lead to the ?social engineering? of university admissions, with privately-educated pupils routinely rejected because of the school they attended and less-qualified state school pupils given places on the basis of their ?potential?.

        Arg2: social
        Rel: engineering
        Arg1: of university admissions